On the Railyard we train patterns, not parts. Movement on the Railyard replicates the wide array of natural movements caused by our environment are all brought to being through patterns, not by parts. The parts of the body and the structure of the body submit themselves to the will of the pattern. Patterns that exploit opportunities to deal with force result in stronger parts. Patterns that rely on quick reaction time create parts that respond in an instant. Patterns that create flexibility yield parts that are extensible. In all of the situations that are real in life, we develop better patterns, and the parts respond. The essence of ‘functional exercise’ is that the exercise carries over into numerous activities—activities that create fundamental foundations, which support more specific skills.
FAC's: How do movements on the Railyard improve results over movements on the floor or other equipment?
The Railyard Obstacle Course provides an elevated, flat or curved, or inclined platform for exercises traditionally preformed on the ground i.e. bear crawls, crab walks, lunges, etc. When these activities are moved from the ground to an elevated, rounded surface the natural and automatic reaction is to focus attention on this new and unfamiliar environment because we could fall off!. This engages your mind, demands focused attention on the movement, which, in turn, leads to improved global neuromuscular development, agility, coordination, balance, speed, power, endurance, form and posture.
When using the rounded side of the Rail you present a surface that requires additional balance and coordination.
The Railyard gives you a 11 foot or longer platform to include forward, lateral, and backwards movement opportunities. Box jumps can now move at angles instead of in a single plane, step overs can now move forward or backwards, bear crawls include additional core stabilization provides bonus production and results.
The Railyard provides youth athletes a playground type atmosphere where there is a definitive beginning, middle and end to every activity, providing greater sense of accomplishment.
the Railyard can be set up in multiple configurations or used as stations in a circuit increasing your programs complexity, interest and versatility.
The young athlete (or for that matter, any human), should be developing a broad base of athleticism by doing activities that we used to do including running, jumping, crawling and climbing. This is far more likely to develop the bio-motor abilities like strength, speed, mobility, agility, balance, coordination, and power. I have found implementing an Railyard Obstacle Course with its creative potential can touch all these components while having fun in the process."
Billy Corbett, CSCS, S.S.C., C.H.E.K
The Railyard Fitness System allows me to coach an entire class on one system. It gives us unlimited programming options for kids 6-18 of varying interests and ability levels with one extremely important commonality…FUN! As a youth fitness business owner I am over joyed at the effect the Railyard has on our conversion rates and retention. Kids (and adults) gravitate toward what is fun. Fun, effective and efficient programming makes the Railyard Fitness System an investment you can’t afford not to make! Dave Gleason IYCA Professional and owner Athletic Revolution
“The Railyard provides a dynamic environment for the professional athlete to go up, over, around and under an obstacle, thus improving the agility, strength, and power needed for them to succeed in practices and games." Carol Hahnstadt, NFL Trainer "We were fortunate enough to be able to put our student-athletes through multiple Railyard work-outs and our kids loved it!! Our athletes felt like they were improving their strength, flexibility, and athleticism all while having fun! I think the Railyard is a great addition to any PE class or athletic program. The exercises, drills, and movements that can be performed on the Railyard are endless! I would highly recommend this exciting training tool!"Kevin T. Uhlig, Cherry Creek HS, Dean of Students, Director of Strength Enhancement / Varsity Football Defensive Coordinator
“The addition of the Railyard Course has added variation and more importantly, elements of fun and excitement to their fitness activities. While playing, they are developing areas of strength, balance, range of motion, and overall athletic ability." Lance Layman, IYCA Youth Fitness Conditioning Specialist
“I teach a very popular adult class on the Railyard that is loved by
all! I’ve received many standing ovations from the group conditioning
sessions I’ve been hosting at Body by X Skill Development & Training
Center with boys and girls varsity basketball, competitive soccer
clubs, AAU basketball club teams and pee wee football programs. The kids
jump at the opportunity to go “yard”.”
Xavier Clinton, owner and Athletic Trainer at Body by X
Outdoor versions of the Railyard have been used around the world for decades by elite and professional athletes from every sport.